Medical Assistants

5.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
28%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
18.4%
by 2030
WAGES
$35,850
or $17.23 hourly
VOLUME
710,200
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 28% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Medical Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 18.4% by 2030
'Medical Assistants' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Medical Assistants' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Medical Assistants' was $35,850, or $17.23 hourly
'Medical Assistants' are paid 14.5% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 710,200 people employed as Medical Assistants.
This represents around 0.51% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

SOC Code: 31-9092.00

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Comments

Breh says
It's honestly possible, vitals can be done automatically; appointments, patient care/education, and inquiries can be streamlined using automation, making it possible to hire less medical assistants. Although from what I hear, medical practices are slow in adapting new technology.
Sep 06, 2020 at 07:36 AM
Shalin Dutt says
Firstly, medical assistants jobs can not be done by the robots. This involves in medical license and direct patient care. Robots are not designed to draw patients blood, check vital signs, do dressing changes, protect patients from fall and refilling their medication.
Jun 08, 2020 at 03:40 AM
Milania (No chance) says
This occupation requires much more than taking vitals, it requires bedside manner, tact, empathy, patience things a robot can't do with a physician or a patient.
May 25, 2020 at 06:34 PM

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